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London to Brighton Bike Ride 2014

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

WOW! With a team of 10 riders, an increase of 7 from 2013, we smashed our fundraising goal of £500 by hundreds of %.

At the tail end of 2013 I put it to Banstead TaeKwon-Do students and parents that we should ride the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Road Ride in 2014. I had a good response of 6 other interested people and 3 of my family members were interested in doing it. Without hesitation I used our priority registration advantage to make sure we had 10 slots reserved for the team of Banstead TKD for the Sunday 15th June 54 miles from Clapham in London to Brighton.

With the fitness and endurance goal set of either completing the ride, not getting lost, getting up Ditchling Beacon without stopping, the team started training through the cold winter months of January and February. A few of the team are regular cyclists but the majority hand’t ridden a bike in a long time, perhaps looking at 20 years and this lead to some interesting turns of event when looking in the garage for the bike. You know, that bike you had 20 years ago which worked brilliantly, the one without all the rust on the frame, the one whose tyres hand’t rotted away, the one whose gears hadn’t seized up beyond repair – yes, that one.

So anyway, several road bikes were bought (either new or second hand) by team members and people started cycling every weekend and perhaps even twice a week. We had several group training rides but the majority of the sessions were done in twos or threes at times that suited our busy lives.

Fast forward lots of pedalling and Saturday June 14th rolls around and we realise our time slot start of 6am causes some logistical issues meaning 3:30 or 4:30 am starts for some people. 4 of us left the Wallington area at about 5am to cycle to Clapham to meet the rest of the team there (this particular time in the morning meant we had several confused young people looking at us trying to work out what was going on).

After lots of greetings, hugs (handshaking & and slaps-on-back), we were all excited to get cracking albeit bleary eyed. We started of fairly quickly I suppose although we did pretty much stay together until Wallington, Carshalton, Woodmansterne, Chipstead area where things got a little hilly and we started to spread out a little. We gratefully received some local support at this point as several of our families live in these parts.

For the rest of the ride I was riding with Matt thinking that most people were ahead of us. We’d arranged to meet on top of The Beacon to enjoy the descent to Brighton as a team but we got to the top and couldn’t see any of our team – turns out people had stopped for some food etc and were just a minute or few behind. Some other logistical problems & confusion meant that we couldn’t all finish together but the finishing was excellent and great to see so many people with happy smiles. Certainly Banstead TKD members were pleased with the achievement of 54 miles riding and The Beacon beaten – then on to a celebratory drink or two.

Team Members


  • James Davis
  • Trevor Stuchbery
  • Clive Stuchbery
  • Charlotte Stuchbery
  • Matt Thomas
  • Ricardo Singh
  • Rod Slyfield
  • Kevin Webb
  • John Elwell
  • Derek Fontinelle (our coach, mentor, hero)

Money Raised for the British Heart Foundation

Target £500

Total £3,032.98 (although it is actually likely to be more because some money was donated directly to BHF and not through our page)

I would like to really thank all people that have donated their money to the British Heart Foundation and to all the members who took part in the raising of the money. On a more local note though I think the challenge has had healthy knock on effects for the riders friends and families as I know several members are still out riding their bikes and encouraging family members to take part too. All in all this challenge has helped the BHF but also the members of our friends and families and the people of the community to help increase and maintain health and fitness and reduce the burden of heart disease.

Video and Photos

Matt took a video of the whole day and you can view that here, well done Matt and thanks for taking the time to do this:


All photos taken by here are here on Google +


Finally, a huge thank you to the riders and families for putting up with the training and for driving us all back from Brighton. I am looking forward to the 2015 ride now…


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TKD Impact League 2014

March 10th, 2014 Comments off

Another awesome day had by Banstead TKD students.

The 2014 TKD Impact Competition League kicked off with the Under 13’s Yellows and Greens tournament held at the Impact Academy in Croydon on Saturday March 1st.

Out of all the possible Juniors who are members at Banstead TaeKwon-Do we had 8 brave competitors who decided it was a good idea to put their skills to the test against other TKD schools. And that is half the battle, just entering – well done to all of your for having the initial courage to enter the tournament.

Our 8 warriors on the day were:

  • Edie (yellow)
  • Georgia (Green)
  • James (Yellow)
  • Aidan (Yellow)
  • Darcey (Green)
  • Jono (Green)
  • Josh (Green)
  • Adam (Green)

… and each person has earned the club valuable points in the league standings just by entering, soooooo, the more we enter the more points we get. More on that in a bit.


Usually Banstead do extremely well in the patterns divisions but this time we did not achieve any 1st, 2nd, or 3rd placings. However, we did have a couple of round wins which was good to see and a positive start to the day. I video’d what I could, in between judging and being an official, and I could see that while our patterns had a lot of power and strong commitment there were some movement mistakes that stood out – iron those out and we’ll have winners across the board :)

Simply, from judging perspective if someone makes an actual mistake in a pattern then that gives your opponent more favour.

So, all in all, even though we didn’t get any placings I was very pleased to see the patterns being attacked with lots of good attitude and commitment. All the good things for developing decent power in your movements.


The sparring rounds were great, we had a lot of round wins all gaining more points for the club. It felt as though we were winning every round we went in to. We did lose some however but we came away with some good 1, 2’s and 3’s and lots of 4th placings too. I was especially pleased with peoples commitment to sparring, you all entered your bouts with courtesy and commitment. An excellent showing of the tenets of TKD from Banstead TKD students.

Sparring results:

Edie – 1st place Yellow Belts Tots
Adam – 1st place Green Belts Tall

Special Technique

I missed a lot of the special technique so I have no photos or video but we have some good results. It is not an activity that we practice a lot in class so I am very pleased with people’s performances.

  • Edie 2nd place yellow tots
  • Josh 1st place green medium
  • Darcey 2nd place green high
  • Adam 1st place green tall


The Impact League Points System

Master Nardizzi has worked out a points system that encourages participants on all levels and gives a benefit to the club as a whole enhancing the team feeling.

The club gets points for each of the following:

  • 1 point for entering
  • 1 point for ever round win
  • 1 point for a 3rd place
  • 2 points for a 2nd place
  • 3 points for a win

So, the more rounds you win in a division the more points you get.

After one tournament we are in 3rd place with 50 points, not bad at all from a relatively small club like Banstead.

The Banstead Competitor Table 2014

So, while the 2013 table is still being calculation I can say that the new table looks like this:
(1 for entering, 1 for bronze, 2 for silver, 3 for gold)

  • Adam = 7 points
  • Edie = 6 points
  • Josh = 4 points
  • Darcey = 3 points
  •  Georgia, James, Aidan, Jono all on 1 point

Well done guys.


I would like to say how proud I felt on that day, and after, for the way that all Banstead TKD students performed and behaved on the day. Well done to all competitors, way to REPRESENT!


James Davis
IV Degree

London to Brighton Bike Ride DONE

July 19th, 2013 Comments off

Having never been a cyclist of any real distance the prospect of cycling the 54 mile London to Brighton route for the British Heart Foundation was a big challenge in my eyes. I am sure for the majority of regular cyclists the distance wouldn’t be too troublesome but the event hides another challenge, fundraising for The British Heart Foundation. So for some of the 40,000 odd people that took part their main challenge would have been fundraising – it’s hard to ask but honesty and sincerity go a long way to help.

The ride itself is only part of the event, raising funds and bringing people together is another big part of the #L2B…

Firstly I would like to thank everyone that entered into the spirit of the event and to all those that donated their time and / or money to help reach our clubs fundraising target of £500. Now we didn’t quite reach the target but we did get to 90% of it, £450, which I think is an excellent effort considering it’s really our first chance of doing something like this as a club.


  • Thank you to all those that gave some excellent suggestions for fundraising ideas, we had cake sales, fancy dress nights and an exercise class.
  •  Thank You to all the parents who baked and brought cakes along on both cake sale days
  • Well done and thank you to everyone who came to class in fancy dress those nights
  • Thank you to everyone that donated through the Just Giving website and  / or mobile phone text
  • Thank you to everyone that entered in to the spirit of the event

The Training

My two partners for the event, Matt and Lewis, are fairly regular cyclist. Lewis commutes daily on a bike and they both get a good few miles and hills in every weekend off road in the Surrey Hills. Perhaps not being as regular I had to actually train for the event, training was simple and consisted of road cycling, off-road cycling, kettlebell exercises and core work. My two biggest fears about the event were; running out of energy and not being able to cycle up all the hills with Ditchling Beacon being the most intimidating (on paper) – so my training and diet were tailored to suit the task:

Road Cycling: over a 4 month period, this generally consisted of 3 short (1 hour, 45 min or 30 min) sessions a week. Then a couple of longer ones (about 2.5 hours) in those 4 months and then one practice event of 47 miles. The 30 – 45 min sessions basically consisted of repeating hill climbs as many times as I could in the time available, the rest being the descent. The hour long sessions were simply longer rides just learning to get comfortable on the bike and learn to manage the energy. So I didn’t spend all weekend on the bike trying to just ride longer distances. Short sessions, short steep uphills and longer shallower uphills.

Off Road Cycling: the mountain biking was mainly personal selfish enjoyment fun :) However, from training perspective the are plenty of steep ups around the Surrey Hills. The off road nature has it’s own challenges and you can certainly find yourself concentrating on the choice of line rather than the pain in your heart, lungs and legs – which I found very helpful in improving fitness.

Kettbell Exercises: to counter act the static bent back positions of road cycling and the tightness in the hips caused by riding I used the core kettlebell exercises to keep mobile and improve cardo and core. I used swings, windmills and TGU’s

Core Exercises: to keep efficient on the bike you’ve got to keep a strong core so that power put isn’t lost through your system. So to maxmise my efforts I spent some time improving core strength – similar to what we might do in class with all the different types of press ups and funny ‘non-situp’ type exercises.

The Ride

Being excited about taking part in the event I opted for our team to have an early 7am start, meaning Matt & Lewis were to meet at my gaff by 5:45 am. Nicky drove us up to Clapham and I was amazed by the amount of riders already a few miles into the ride. With literally thousands of people around we found the start and were allowed to start shortly after 7am. The first 10 miles or so to Carshalton were very slow with everyone bunched up and all the traffic lights but after that through to Woodmansterne and Chipstead things got a little better except for one very long wait on top of a small hill where the marshals considered the following downhill to be too dangerous for everyone to hack down at once, so we had to patiently wait our turn.

Maybe it was for good reason, as looking back on the ride, we saw 4 or 5 quite serious crashes with 1 fairly serious face injury and 1 very serious head injury where the ambulance was present. So full concentration needed at all times.

The rest of the journey was just brilliant, through ace countryside and plenty of good riding in at a decent clip (for me) – I’m sure Matt and Lewis could have gone much faster but they were only a little further ahead. :)

Gobbling a substantial ‘protein based + a little carbs’ breakfast was a double edged sword, it gave me plenty of long lasting energy but I suffered from a stitch (!) from about mile 17 through to the end of the ride.

The Ditchling Beacon hill was on my mind, I had to get up the hill without pushing the bike – that was the main goal. In the preceding weeks, Matt, who has done the ride a couple of times before, gave me some important psychological help which had me believing the hill was much worse that it was. In actually fact, settling in to a decent pedaling rhythm and breathing well I reached the top with a big feeling of achievement. I was also a sweaty mess and a little light headed. Hi-5’s and fist bumps all round and we descended into Brighton to be greeted by lots of cheers and photographers – we also got shouted at by the officials for our sprint finish for the line. We arrived in Brighton by about 11:30am and my bike computer reckoned we have about 30 minutes of stand stills – so a 4 hour cycle ride to Brighton.

I am sure if the weather had have been as awesome as it currently is we would have spent some time on the beach but we headed straight for our ground support transport (Thanks to Nicky) and hurried back home able to enjoy the afternoon with family and friends and enjoy the feeling of positive achievement and knowing that we’d raised some decent money for the British Heart Foundation.

London to Brighton 2014

I’d like to try to get many more club members to take part next year, anyone over 14 can take part (I think) so I am doing it next year, I’ll volunteer Matt as well and you too! Any type of bike in good working order will do (obviously some would be easier to pedal that others) and the point being the taking part. So please get back to me with YES’s and I’ll get a team registered for the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride 2014

Thank again for helping to raise some much money.

James Davis
ITF TaeKwon-Do 4th Degree Instructor



Fitness Training: cycling event Pearson 75k 2013

May 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Sunday 19th May 2013 = fairly tired legs.

I’ve never previous measured how far I’d ever cycled. As a child, teenager and young adult I was more in to bunny hops than figure hugging tights. However, my fairly recent re-interest in mountain biking has led to more miles in my legs, and I’m glad of it and I can certainly see the benefits, many fold in my martial arts training.

Since I started Banstead TaeKwon-Do I had always had in on my mind that there is more that we can do as group of positive thinking like minded individuals for the wider community, charity seems the obvious choice. However, this is the first year that we’ve managed to get things moving. A few months ago I put it to the club that we should cycle the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton bike ride for several of reasons:

  • to get some people together
  • raise money for heart disease research
  • have a physical and mental goal to aim at

Matt and Lewis rose to the challenge so I entered our small team for the event.

Now, we’re not doing this to see how fast we can ride 54 miles but we don’t want to be caught with the slowest either :) so in preparation cycling of some sort has been on our weekly plans. I know that Matt and Lewis have been off road every weekend and I’ve been with them maybe just a couple of times recently but I’ve managed 2 or 3 times a week on the road for about an hour at a time. It’s a struggle when it’s wet, windy and grim but I’m determined to not cause my other two members too much of a wait at the top of the hills :)

Pearson 75km Event

I’ve know the Pearsons since my school days and always try to give them my support when I can, as a family bike shop in Sutton we’ve been going there forever. Now in my adulthood I understand their performance side too, not sure the wallet likes it:

The Pearson 150km is an organised ride to Brighton and back starting from Belmont, this raises money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. They have a much more accessible distance of 75km on the same day. Signing up for the Pearson 75km was a way of me making sure I’d train rather just go out and ride my bike. Matt joined me on the 44 miles from the Marsden in Belmont to Gatwick and through to Dorking and Headly before returning to the Marsden – it was an enjoyable 3 hours except there were no berms, hips, gaps, drops or step downs but rather interesting clothing and some great scenery. Here’s some photos:

I recommend this event for next year if you’re into this sort of thing. It was well organised, well marked out through generally quiet roads.

Check out the Pearson Cycles web site

London to Brighton Bike Ride 2013

June 16th, Fathers Day, the day of the 54 miles to Brighton in aid of British Heart Foundation. We have a very early start time of 7am from Clapham and will hope to be finished in Brighton by 11am. If you would like to sponsor us on our way it would certainly spur on the training and fly the Banstead TKD flag high.

Donating is really easy and you can do it in either of these two ways:

Just Giving

You can donate securely through the JustGiving web site here:


By Text Message

You can donate by text using this message:

Text “BTKD99 £5” to 70070 (£5 can be any value, even £1)

Stay tuned for more of our training updates.

PS: it’s important to note, that as mountain bikers, Matt, Lewis and I will be wearing baggy shorts, baggy T’s, riding with trainers and flat pedals. 😉

James Davis

Banstead TaeKwon-Do Enters Year 4

October 9th, 2012 Comments off

September 2nd 2009: the first Wednesday of the month was the first session of Banstead TaeKwon-Do, I was a 3rd Degree Blackbelt at the time and had worked hard to set up a TaeKwon-Do school. I started as I meant to go on:

6pm Tiny TKD’ers

6:30pm Juniors TaeKwon-Do

7:30pm Seniors TaeKwon-D0

Here is a photo after the first session:

ABOVE: ‘Some’ familiar faces, some support from friends and existing TKD students

ABOVE: Edie (my daughter) on 02/09/09 giving me ideas for the Tiny’s Class

Since that day Banstead TaeKwon-Do has grown strong, there are good numbers in classes across 3 days a week, the standard is high and we have had competition success in adults and juniors.

Well done to all students who have stuck with TaeKwon-Do, you’ve had ups, downs, maybe a few bruises, sore muscles and new friends.

Here’s to our 4th year – to be part of it contact now on

Banstead TKD Instructor passes to 4th Dan Black Belt

August 14th, 2012 Comments off

From Left: Mr Steven Elliot, Master R. Dennis, Mr James Davis

Since I started TaeKwon-Do training in 1995 in Scotland there was always a special feeling when being taught by an instructor with stripes on their Dobok, i.e. a 4th Degree Black belt or above and rightly so, 4th Degree is the beginning of the ‘Expert’ class of ITF TaeKwon-Do.

With that in mind I have always been training for my 4th Degree grading, ever since I started. However, I stepped up my training in style and intensity after passing to 3rd Degree and spent the last 3 years working on 4 aspects of training:

  1. Strength & conditioning
  2. Applied TaeKwon-Do or Self Defence as some may call it
  3. TaeKwon-Do Sparring (1 Step, applied & competition style)
  4. TaeKwon-Do Patterns and Theory

Through the years I have been privileged to have been taught by some of the best instructors and the highest graded around. I trained with different people to learn different things and sacrificed a great deal in the parts of my life so I could fit in my training on the right days allowing for certain rest periods. For example, a typical week over the last few years might have looked like this:

  • Mondays – School run. Get home from work at 5:30pm – train conditioning until 6:30pm, then leave home to teach TKD at 7pm
  • Tuesdays – School run, then drive to London to train strength attributes. Or Drive to Redhill to train Patterns then Sparring
  • Wednesdays – School run then Work then teach TKD from 6 – 9pm
  • Thursdays – School run then Work then patterns and stretching
  • Fridays – Work then strength and Conditioning in the garage at home
  • Saturdays – Take the children to gymnastics and train mobility with kettlebells while they’re doing cartwheels
  • Sundays – TKD in the morning then Strength or conditioning session in the pm
I managed to fit in some family time of course, there are plenty of hours in a day.

This is a rough average plan of what I have had to do over the past few years to achieve / exceed the standards I set myself. As you know, my standards are high which is a result of being surrounded by excellent teachers, trainers, sports people, fighters, competitors and of course, students.

So when Master Dennis announced a grading looming I took the opportunity to test myself and enjoyed every part of it. The grading took place in Redhill with other 3rd Degrees grading, and their instructor on the grading panel. All in all it was an experience that I had trained for, performed well, enjoyed and made new contacts – a positive experience all round.

Just bear in mind please that training is personal, some people might not need to work this hard, some might need to work harder, some might not value the need to dedicate this much time to training and they might be happy with the standard they achieve. Are there 4th Degrees out there more skilled than me? Certainly. Are there 4th Degrees out there with a lower standard? Certainly. What matters is the standards you set yourself and if you’re confident in that new skin.

I hope that my continued interest in improving my own TKD and martial arts continues to inspire my Banstead TaeKwon-Do students to achieve their own high standards.

James Davis

4th Degree ITF Blackbelt

70th TKD IIC in Watford 2012

April 7th, 2012 Comments off


I love being part of Big TaeKwon-Do events like the International Instructors Course (IIC). I’ve only been to one IIC before, Belgium 2007, and it was a blast so when the chance came up for one this year and in LONDON it was a MUST ATTEND event.

During my time in TaeKwon-Do I have lived in different parts of the UK and trained a number of different schools & instructors and one of the best parts is that I have made life long friends with many of the people I have trained with and been taught by. So, I was more excited by this course than my previous one simply because I knew that I would be able to meet up with old friends and have the chance to forge new friendships with like minded people.

The TaeKwon-Do tuition was excellent, as to be expected when you’re being taught by 3 Grand Masters of TaeKwon-Do. I experienced teaching by Grand Master Marano, Grand Master Bos and Grand Master Lan – all of which were awesome in the most awesome of ways.

GM Lan taught some inspirational free sparring routines.

GM Marano taught patterns inside out.

GM Bos was inspirational in every way possible, a real motivator and considering he had major heart surgery less than 3 weeks before this event made it all the more amazing.

I enjoyed the 3 days of TKD thoroughly and was happy to see my own standard of TaeKwon-Do against that of other 3rd Degrees from around the world.

Apart from the TKD I had a wonderful time meeting with my good friends from Scotland:

Mr David McNairn was my instructor when I lived in Scotland and was fantastic to meet up again and have some good chats.

Mr and Mrs Boydell are great friends. They were training partners and instructors during my time in Scotland. BRILLIANT to spend some time with them again.

During the 3 days I had a good chance to talk through some finer TKD points with Master Dennis (7th Degree) which is worth it’s weight in gold; I got introduced to different Masters from around the world; a fantastic few days.

=> Here is the official ITF TKD report of the event

To all my students: make friends, stay friends, keep in touch with people, use TKD for all this. It’s lifelong.

=> Here’s a slideshow of pics from the weekend.

KEWAP: Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme

April 7th, 2012 Comments off

KEWAP Instructor

Over my time training in TaeKwon-Do I have experienced quite a few different instructors and even trained in some other Martial Arts too. I have been taught, learnt and practiced different principles of applying TKD techniques to self defence, whether that be an unarmed or armed (impact or edged) attacker.

I very much believe that an instructor should continue learning, day in, day out whether that is learning the art of your chosen system or expanding on what you know and applying your skills to a different scenario.

I’ve been on various courses of the last few years, some TKD related and some not and when I saw the KEWAP (Knives and Edged Weapons Awareness Programme) I was intrigued.

Intrigued because I’ve learnt some very effective skills in my TaeKwon-Do training that are extremely straight to the point and a long way from the sport you see on TV and the KEWAP course was getting great reviews and I was interested in the material being taught. The instructor, Steven Timperley, has a long list of British Forces qualifications and experience so I thought for less than £100 for a days instruction and being surrounded by Martial Arts people represented excellent value.

James Davis & Steven Timperley at KEWAP

The day spent at Total Dojo in Milton Keynes was very well spent. The course was eye opening and being predominantly soft skills & presentation based I got to learn a lot about common attacks, improvised weapons and certain aspects of the law & self defence too.

Attendees wishing to be passed as KEWAP instructors had to present to the group, fairly daunting for some people I am sure, and in this part of the day I listened to a wide variety of peoples’ real life knife experiences – of which there were many and really brought home the reality of the horrifying offences carried out by people who carry knives or improvised edged weapons.

From a practical point of view I was pleased to see that my existing skills were almost exactly the same as being taught on the KEWAP course – perhaps we share an instructor in our past, who knows? Or perhaps it’s just that I could see the similarities. I picked up a few good teaching tips though and a couple of important principles, which I consider good value for the day’s training.

All in all I had a great day and would recommend the KEWAP course to other instructors of any Martial Art. You have to be open minded and accept that you might actually learn something new and useful by attending courses like this – I learnt new skills and look forward to another level of KEWAP in the future.

Thanks to Total Dojo for hosting the day and to Steven Timperley for excellent presentation and instruction.

Kewap Instructor

As a Certified Kewap Instructor I am able to present two variants of the material:

  1. For Adults: either a 3 hour or 6 hour course covering important aspects of knife crime and it’s prevention methods and simple defence and self protection against edged weapons.
  2. For Under 18’s: 1.5 hour course covering knife crime and prevention and how to not get involved in crime. Half an hour of simple defence and self protection against edged weapons is included. This covers a host of information relative to the safety of young people in today’s society regarding knives and edged weapons. In addition there is a unique student survey, a fun and thought provoking team-based activity as well as a simple post-presentation assessment (multiple choice) to complete which helps to underpin the learning process.

The KEWAP courses are available from James Davis in your school, office, community or other institution. Contact James for more information.

Start TKD in January 2012 – The Year to Get Active!

January 2nd, 2012 Comments off

TaeKwon-Do is for all ages.

See my January 2012 Page for more details

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Trigger Point Performance Therapy

November 15th, 2011 Comments off


TriggerPoint Therapy Training

On September 16th 2011 I went to the Fulham Fitrooms to attend the Trigger Point Performance Therapy Ultimate 6+ Training Course taught by Jonathan Lewis from Balance Performance Physiotherapy, a TPT Master Trainer. This was a half day hands on course in which I learnt about the key areas of the human biomechanical chain and why & how to implement Myofascial Compression Techniques to reach the body’s potential in terms of strength, performance, mobility and, in essence, health. I fully recommend the training, high quality and in a relaxed well presented manner!

Trigger Point KitI learnt precisely how to perform the self massage techniques on myself and on others and learnt how to teach another person how to perform the self massage for themselves, with the ultimate goal being able to maintain their own biomechanical health on a regular basis.


I even had to sit an online exam, the first for a long time, which was part multiple choice and part essay answers. Six weeks or so after pressing ‘submit’ online I received an email from TP Therapy in the U.S. to say that I had indeed passed, attached was my certificate. This means I can safely tell you about Myofascial Compression Techniques and show you how to help create muscular elasticity all geared toward helping your achieve your potential, whether that be in general fitness or TaeKwon-Do Techniques. Call ME! :)

How Can TP Therapy Help?

The Myofascial Compression Techniques in combination with the TP Tools and an effective routine done on a regular basis will improve your muscular elasticity; actually doing the MCT increases blood flood in your muscles and reduces scar tissue and muscles adhesions, basically it can iron out all those niggles and knots that are stopping you get a full range of motion and preventing you from getting a good stretch on.

The Upside

Good techniques will increase efficiency of movement which will in turn mean you save energy. i.e. you will perform a kick with greater efficiency, better technique and use less energy – ALL GOOD.

The Downside

It hurts! Well it does at first anyway but you quickly get conditioned. However, try not to think of it as ‘hurting’ or ‘distress’ but think of it merely as ‘discomfort’ which, with persistence, will bring great rewards.


If you’re interested in feeling the pain, er benefits, of TriggerPoint Therapy (and you all need to, put it that way) then talk to me. Contact me using the details on this site and I can help you out. I could come to your training hall and show you all about it too.

In the meantime, have fun find out more about Trigger Point Performance Therapy

James Davis

Trigger Point Certification

Banstead TaeKwon-Do